En-Chih developed an effective synthesis of F2-TCNQ, which is a molecule to be used by the Massari lab! I hope their experements work as well as this synthesis. Congrats En-Chih.
Congrats to Ryan and En-Chih! Our recent paper on decarboxylative cross-coupling (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b01620) is highlighted in OPR&D (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.oprd.9b00327).
Thank you to the lab who made a return trip to Market Science at the MN State Fair. We had ~275 participants and made >180 batches of slime!
Both Angela and En-Chih were awarded a department Excellence Fellowship for the 2019/2020 academic year! It is great that their excellent accomplishments have been rewarded! Well-deserved and keep it up.
Congratulations to En-Chih Liu for winning the 2019 Gassman Award for an outstanding talk during the 3rd year graduate symposium: En-Chih spoke about this recently published E-CuAAC reaction: https://chem.umn.edu/news/four-students-earn-paul-and-gerda-gassman-awards
Angela Carlson was awarded an Honorable Mention for her outstanding presentation on Bromodomain inhibitors! Congrats Angela!
Kinetic Resolution of Cyclic Secondary Azides using an Enantioselective Copper Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition
En-Chih's many long hours of working on an enantioselective click reaction have finally paid off, because his paper was just accepted to JACS!
Way to go En-Chih! We're sure this is the first of many!